I am a happy user of Git on Win7 (64b) for years.
I understand how this mishap with the install made you feel. In early times
I felt similarly, but then I found that GitExtensions project, on average,
provides a much more complete and reliable experience.
Try the "complete" package.
On Friday, September 7, 2012 2:22:05 PM UTC-7, jak wrote:
> I downloaded and installed 1.7.11 from http://git-scm.com/download/win last
> week. (actually I've done it twice).
> I'm having several problems that seems like my install is missing
> 1) missing man executable. When I type git help add for instance, I get:
> $ git help add
> warning: failed to exec 'man': No such file or directory
> fatal: no man viewer handled the request
> when I look in the bin directory, no man command.
> 2) to work around this, I did git config --global help.format web and set
> my help.browser too, but I get the same
> error as above when I do git help, Here is my config output:
> $ git config help.format
> However, if I do git help -w add, the help page comes up in my browser
> as expected.
> How come my default setting is not working?
> 3) (worst problem) - I cannot get pull to work from my repository on
> github (I am able to push). When I do
> "git pull", I get a popup window:
> git.exe- System Error.
> The program can't start because libiconv-2.dll is missing from your
> Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
> but when I go to Git's bin directory the dll is there:
> $ ls -l libi*
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 jak Administ 1241889 Sep 2 17:02 libiconv-2.dll
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 jak Administ 978432 Sep 2 17:02 libiconv2.dll
> Pretty frustrating. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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